Christmas cakes are literally selling like hot cakes, wine stock has started melting and the party mood is high. Chocolates, cherry, Santa cap and what not! But I guess, something is missing and it can’t be anything other than music. Not just the carols, you must be humming beautiful Christmas-themed songs in this love-in-the-air-season. Read this post to listen to the most popular numbers based on Christmas.
Thank God It’s Christmas (1984)
Written by the guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, this outstanding Christmas song was delivered by Freddie Mercury. Speaking oodles about the romantic emotions associated with Christmas, the song leaves one nostalgic.
I feel it in my fingers (2003)
The number is from the famous Christmas-themed romantic comedy film, Love Actually and revolves around a couples’ love for each other and the celebration of togetherness. The melodious voice of Billy Mack adds the golden touch to this song.
Please Come Home for Christmas (1960)
A number of distinct characteristics, particular to the Christmas season and Christmas traditions can be heard and seen in this song. It was first recorded by R&B singer Charles Brown. Notice the church bell type sound used at the beginning of the song, which was actually created using piano.
White Christmas (1942)
Originally featured in the film Holiday Inn and written by Irving Berlin, the song has been covered by all-time super hit singers, from Bob Marley to Bette Midler, and Kenny Rogers to Taylor Swift. The harmonious rendition by the popular Australian Motown cover band Human Nature captures the beautiful sentiment of the song and makes one realize the joy and memory what makes Christmas so special.
Sock it to be Santa (1966)
This number comes directly from the ghosts of Christmas past. It is originally delivered by Bob Seger when he was still recording under the banner of Bob Seger and the Last Heard. The single was inspired a lot by “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag.”
I’ll be home for Christmas (1998)
The original Bing Crosby recording addresses the touching daydreams of a GI in World War II while the single remains an all-time hit for the experience of Christmas in any wartime.
Santa baby, just slip a Sable under the tree for me (1953)
Many other ladies have tried to match the va-va-voom of old Eartha, but none could do it so apt like her. One of the sexiest ever songs were written till date, Santa Baby was written by Joan Javits and Philip Springer. The song retells the splendid wishes of a woman who wants Santa to gift her extravagant gifts like yacht, sables and decorations from Tiffany.
O Holy Night (1847)
Adapted from a French Poem in 1855, the single was composed by Adolphe Adam. The Christmas carol stands first when it comes to the non-secular brand of Christmas standards. The original poem was written by Placide Cappeau who was an atheist wine merchant.
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
This melodious Christmas hymn dates back to the 8th century, which was co-translated by the Anglican priest John Mason Neale. The carol tells about staying power.
Christmas Time is Here (1967)
Beatles offered their fans a heavenly treatment between 1963 and 1969 with this six-minute dose of holiday cheer, which was originally recorded in 1967. I bet, listening to this super-melodious number, you will be humming it for a few days.
Cheers and wish you all a musical Merry Christmas!